• Craft Mandi - Not Just A Company... A Cause !

    Craft Mandi - A free web based market inclusion initiative. craftmandi.com was created with a vision of aiding and promoting the interests millions of artists who are confined to practicing their art & craft from their homes, schools,institutes,SHG,JLG,CIG and rural regions. craftmandi.Com encouraged to pursue “art talents” such as painting, Textiles, sculpture,poetry,writings,singing, musical instruments and other classical arts. Their beginning was modest and aims for boundless quality in all their works. From this humble beginning, the organization has grown to provide active employment to over a 40 artists. Recognizing the hundreds of artisans are suffering due to lack of recognition and market access, they decided to provided a helping hand to the said artisans. The Craft Mandi has adopted over 20 rural artists from all over India and has launched this portal to market their products. In addition, the Mandi aims to organize and participate periodically in shows to ensure visibility and awareness among the art collectors and enthusiasts....

  • A Success Story of Lalitha Girijana Mahila Mandali, Vijayawada.

    A.P.SCHEDULED TRIBES COOPERATIVE FINANCE CORPORATION LIMITED., HYDERABAD A Success Story of Lalitha Girijana Mahila Mandali, Vijayawada, a Mechanised Dress Making Unit District Information:- Name of the District : Krishna Name of the Scheme : NSTFDC Year : 1999-2000 Village : Governerpeda Mandal : Vijayawada Beneficiary Bio-data:- Name of the Beneficiary : Lalitha Girijana Mahila Mandali(7 member group) Name of the Unit : Mechanised Dress Making Unit Date of Sanctioning : 29-6-1999 Date of Grounding : 29-6-1999 Financial Pattern:- Total Unit Cost : Rs.4,50,000/- Subsidy : Rs. 42,000/- Margin Money(Loan) : Rs. 90,000/- Beneficiary Contribution : Rs. 43,000/- NSTFDC Term Loan : Rs.2,75,000/- Plus Working Capital : Rs.3,00,000/- During the year 1999-2000 a Mechanised Dress Making Unit was sanctioned to Lalitha Girijana Mahila Mandali, (7 members group) Vijayawada, Krishna District under NSTFDC scheme, with a total unit cost of Rs.4.50 lakhs of which subsidy Rs.42,000/-, Margin Money loan of Rs.90,000/- term loan of Rs.2.75 lakhs was sanctioned. The Beneficiary contribution being Rs.43,000/-. Further an amount of Rs.3.00 lakhs was also been sanctioned towards working Capital, which is also recoverable in 24 equal monthly instalments. The following are the members of Lalitha Girijana Mahila Mandali, Vijayawada:- 1. Ms Bhukya Balamma : President 2. Ms Bhanavath Mary : Vice-President 3. Ms Jarabala Rani : Secretary 4. Ms Kethavath Kumari : Treasurer 5. Ms Bhukya Padma : Member 6. Ms Bhanavath Sita : Member 7. Ms Bhanavath Koti : Member Prior to sanction of NSTFDC loan their story was really heart-burning. All the group members, used to pull their lives with great difficulty on an uncertain occupation as fruit/flower vendors, servants maids and their earnings were meagre i.e., approximately Rs.25/- per day for 15 days and the rest of the days they are job-less and used to live at semi-starvation level and they were actually crawling below poverty line. Their husbands were either cleaners or drivers with a small earnings of Rs.35/- per day whenever on job which is neither regular nor sure. Such that their lives were not only horrible but were also miserable. Now, after grounding the mechanised dress making unit their life style was totally changed, their monthly income has been enhanced and is approximately Rs.3000/- per month after meeting all their expenses including loan installments. The present income is regular and certain, which has actually influenced on their social status too. Their children are studying in convents, and getting good education. Further these members with their sheer hardwork have influenced their husbands, who are now working as regular drivers with an earning of Rs.100/- per day after meeting their expenses and now support their families, in domestic need. Thus the Mahila Mandali members now feel very proud of the NSTFDC scheme, as it has enabled them to live their own life style with due respect in the society with further zeal to meet any challenge. Source - http://www.aptribes.gov.in/html/tricor-success-stories4.htm...

  • Self Help Groups (SHGs) - Wings of Women Welfare

    Special features of SHG. SHG is an organisation with fundamental principles like democratic approach and common decision-making, transparency, self-helping, repayment of loans and group development. The credibility of the group is dependent on these principles. Not only economical progress but also an ‘entire development’ is the aim and mutual trust among the members is the credo of SHG....

  • SHG become a Cradle-to-Grave support system for poor women.

    SHGs serving women not only in early stage but also become a staff for old age...

  • What Woman Wants - Think Beyond Finance !

    Urban & Rural Development Labs (MANSHA ULABS & RUDLABS) working hard for new technology developments. With this we are busy in dissemination of technologies through our technology transfer centers like- Labor friendly tools, SCORE etc....

  • Man- A second Sex for SHG Movement.

    This is today’s need to strengthen Interest groups of Men like SHGs, Joint Liability groups, Farmers Clubs...

  • Manish Kumar Meena Founder of SHG Portal & Craft Mandi Won Wagon R Young Turk Title

    Mumbai, Aug 6 (IBNS) Bookmark and Share Maruti Suzuki India Limited, India’s largest carmaker, announced the winner of its very challenging WagonR Think Big Challenge Season3-Young Turks category. Maneesh Kumar Meena from University of Rajsthan, Jaipur won the coveted title with his big idea of starting “Craft Mandi”, an online as well as physical store that sells handicrafts to external markets after sourcing them from local craftsmen. The other finalists showcased ideas such as “Electronic Writing Pad”-a compact, battery driven and cheap mode of writing and “Dadi’s Veggie Mart”- business of selling vegetables in different areas in a smarter way. The winner was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh. The Young Turks category in the Think Big Challenge this year provided young students a platform to learn and see these ideas transform into feasible businesses. The Category received a whopping 5000 registrations from college students from 19 cities across India. 160 unique business ideas were registered. 4 semifinalists were chosen from various cities to compete in the North, West, East and South Zonal rounds. The finalists from each of these zones were mentored by Industry experts. The panel that comprised of Sameer Narula, founder of August Capital Partner’s, Abhik Ghosh, Co-founder of AG Knowledge Tech and Shalil Gupta, the Consulting and Insights Director for IDC India judged the contestants. (IBNS) http://www.newkerala.com/news/newsplus/worldnews-62652.html#.UCOfuqA3zFw...

  • Maneesh Kumar Meena, Founder of SHG Portal- Awarded by the prestigious Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award

    Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award is given every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of Late Smt. Indira Gandhi on 19 November. This award is instituted by All India National Unity Conference and is awarded to individuals for promoting national unity, integration and brotherhood 2011 Awards Awardees • Mr. Manish Kumar meena ,Young Indian Social Worker, Founder president & CEO, Mansha Global NGO, (www.manshaglobal.com, www.shgportal.com)for his outstanding works for Rural & Tribal Community welfare. The awards were presented by Honourable Shri Dr Bhishma Narain Singh, Former Governor of 7 states and Shri Dr G.V.G.Krishnamurthy, Former Chief Election Commissioner. The award ceremony was held on Nov 17, 2011 at the India International Centre Auditrioum, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi...

  • Craft Mandi - Not Just A Company... A Cause !

    Craft Mandi - A free web based market inclusion initiative. craftmandi.com was created with a vision of aiding and promoting the interests millions of artists who are confined to practicing their art & craft from their homes, schools,institutes,SHG,JLG,CIG and rural regions. craftmandi.Com encouraged to pursue “art talents” such as painting, Textiles, sculpture,poetry,writings,singing, musical instruments and other classical arts. Their beginning was modest and aims for boundless quality in all their works. From this humble beginning, the organization has grown to provide active employment to over a 40 artists. Recognizing the hundreds of artisans are suffering due to lack of recognition and market access, they decided to provided a helping hand to the said artisans. The Craft Mandi has adopted over 20 rural artists from all over India and has launched this portal to market their products. In addition, the Mandi aims to organize and participate periodically in shows to ensure visibility and awareness among the art collectors and enthusiasts.
  • A Success Story of Lalitha Girijana Mahila Mandali, Vijayawada.

    A.P.SCHEDULED TRIBES COOPERATIVE FINANCE CORPORATION LIMITED., HYDERABAD A Success Story of Lalitha Girijana Mahila Mandali, Vijayawada, a Mechanised Dress Making Unit District Information:- Name of the District : Krishna Name of the Scheme : NSTFDC Year : 1999-2000 Village : Governerpeda Mandal : Vijayawada Beneficiary Bio-data:- Name of the Beneficiary : Lalitha Girijana Mahila Mandali(7 member group) Name of the Unit : Mechanised Dress Making Unit Date of Sanctioning : 29-6-1999 Date of Grounding : 29-6-1999 Financial Pattern:- Total Unit Cost : Rs.4,50,000/- Subsidy : Rs. 42,000/- Margin Money(Loan) : Rs. 90,000/- Beneficiary Contribution : Rs. 43,000/- NSTFDC Term Loan : Rs.2,75,000/- Plus Working Capital : Rs.3,00,000/- During the year 1999-2000 a Mechanised Dress Making Unit was sanctioned to Lalitha Girijana Mahila Mandali, (7 members group) Vijayawada, Krishna District under NSTFDC scheme, with a total unit cost of Rs.4.50 lakhs of which subsidy Rs.42,000/-, Margin Money loan of Rs.90,000/- term loan of Rs.2.75 lakhs was sanctioned. The Beneficiary contribution being Rs.43,000/-. Further an amount of Rs.3.00 lakhs was also been sanctioned towards working Capital, which is also recoverable in 24 equal monthly instalments. The following are the members of Lalitha Girijana Mahila Mandali, Vijayawada:- 1. Ms Bhukya Balamma : President 2. Ms Bhanavath Mary : Vice-President 3. Ms Jarabala Rani : Secretary 4. Ms Kethavath Kumari : Treasurer 5. Ms Bhukya Padma : Member 6. Ms Bhanavath Sita : Member 7. Ms Bhanavath Koti : Member Prior to sanction of NSTFDC loan their story was really heart-burning. All the group members, used to pull their lives with great difficulty on an uncertain occupation as fruit/flower vendors, servants maids and their earnings were meagre i.e., approximately Rs.25/- per day for 15 days and the rest of the days they are job-less and used to live at semi-starvation level and they were actually crawling below poverty line. Their husbands were either cleaners or drivers with a small earnings of Rs.35/- per day whenever on job which is neither regular nor sure. Such that their lives were not only horrible but were also miserable. Now, after grounding the mechanised dress making unit their life style was totally changed, their monthly income has been enhanced and is approximately Rs.3000/- per month after meeting all their expenses including loan installments. The present income is regular and certain, which has actually influenced on their social status too. Their children are studying in convents, and getting good education. Further these members with their sheer hardwork have influenced their husbands, who are now working as regular drivers with an earning of Rs.100/- per day after meeting their expenses and now support their families, in domestic need. Thus the Mahila Mandali members now feel very proud of the NSTFDC scheme, as it has enabled them to live their own life style with due respect in the society with further zeal to meet any challenge. Source - http://www.aptribes.gov.in/html/tricor-success-stories4.htm
  • Self Help Groups (SHGs) - Wings of Women Welfare

    Special features of SHG. SHG is an organisation with fundamental principles like democratic approach and common decision-making, transparency, self-helping, repayment of loans and group development. The credibility of the group is dependent on these principles. Not only economical progress but also an ‘entire development’ is the aim and mutual trust among the members is the credo of SHG.
  • SHG become a Cradle-to-Grave support system for poor women.

    SHGs serving women not only in early stage but also become a staff for old age
  • SOS Global (Save Our Sisters) is a global initiative by MANSHA to protect a woman's right of birth.

  • SHG Producers Network in Fair-trades – The new Perspectives

  • What Woman Wants - Think Beyond Finance !

    Urban & Rural Development Labs (MANSHA ULABS & RUDLABS) working hard for new technology developments. With this we are busy in dissemination of technologies through our technology transfer centers like- Labor friendly tools, SCORE etc.
  • Man- A second Sex for SHG Movement.

    This is today’s need to strengthen Interest groups of Men like SHGs, Joint Liability groups, Farmers Clubs
  • Manish Kumar Meena Founder of SHG Portal & Craft Mandi Won Wagon R Young Turk Title

    Mumbai, Aug 6 (IBNS) Bookmark and Share Maruti Suzuki India Limited, India’s largest carmaker, announced the winner of its very challenging WagonR Think Big Challenge Season3-Young Turks category. Maneesh Kumar Meena from University of Rajsthan, Jaipur won the coveted title with his big idea of starting “Craft Mandi”, an online as well as physical store that sells handicrafts to external markets after sourcing them from local craftsmen. The other finalists showcased ideas such as “Electronic Writing Pad”-a compact, battery driven and cheap mode of writing and “Dadi’s Veggie Mart”- business of selling vegetables in different areas in a smarter way. The winner was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh. The Young Turks category in the Think Big Challenge this year provided young students a platform to learn and see these ideas transform into feasible businesses. The Category received a whopping 5000 registrations from college students from 19 cities across India. 160 unique business ideas were registered. 4 semifinalists were chosen from various cities to compete in the North, West, East and South Zonal rounds. The finalists from each of these zones were mentored by Industry experts. The panel that comprised of Sameer Narula, founder of August Capital Partner’s, Abhik Ghosh, Co-founder of AG Knowledge Tech and Shalil Gupta, the Consulting and Insights Director for IDC India judged the contestants. (IBNS) http://www.newkerala.com/news/newsplus/worldnews-62652.html#.UCOfuqA3zFw
  • Maneesh Kumar Meena, Founder of SHG Portal- Awarded by the prestigious Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award

    Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award is given every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of Late Smt. Indira Gandhi on 19 November. This award is instituted by All India National Unity Conference and is awarded to individuals for promoting national unity, integration and brotherhood 2011 Awards Awardees • Mr. Manish Kumar meena ,Young Indian Social Worker, Founder president & CEO, Mansha Global NGO, (www.manshaglobal.com, www.shgportal.com)for his outstanding works for Rural & Tribal Community welfare. The awards were presented by Honourable Shri Dr Bhishma Narain Singh, Former Governor of 7 states and Shri Dr G.V.G.Krishnamurthy, Former Chief Election Commissioner. The award ceremony was held on Nov 17, 2011 at the India International Centre Auditrioum, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi

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1. Rural Banker Award : This award is an humble effort to give a thanks to those unsung heroes who are trying to do something better for rural people. 2. SHG Portal Outdoor microfinance Field Programme : This program open for any person who wish to serve Indian poor women. This program contains field visits, R&D, Live & Learn etc. 3. Craft Mandi - Not Just A Company... A Cause ! : craftmandi.com is a worldwide online seller-buyer platform for any art & Craft form. Like-Craft,Painting,Textile etc. please visit on - http://www.craftmandi.com/ 4. Rights to Birth Fund (RBF) : This fund from MNRM open for all organization who wish to join SOS (Save our Sisters Campaign). 5. Raise your Fund Through Us : To display your organization’s project, success stories & fund appeal mail us on – manishk.jaipur@gmail.com 6. Get Grants/Donation for your own project on SHG PORTAL : NGOs/CBOs can raise their voice through this portal.this portal never claim any cost to any fund raising services.for more info mail to - manishk.jaipur@gmail.com

As a researcher this portal is complete encyclopedia of micro finance sector.

Akash Mehra, Project Manager, Axiss Alt

Dear Team of shg portal, my heartiest congratulation on this portal. you young people of India have done a tremendous job. Best of Luck !

AL Panchal, Chairman, VJJS, Rajasthan

If I have this portal during my research…may be my study become easier & more useful.

Kritika Rathore, PhD (sociology)

It seems Britannica Encyclopedia of SHG Movement.

Paul Riely, Project Director, SCORE, UK

Voice of Women .... I Must Say .... !!!

Sunil Dutt, Program Executive

Two Thumbs Up .... !!!

Katherine S., Project Manager, NODCOM

When I visited Gramin Bank, Bangladesh. What I learn there this portal brings me beyond the boundaries for a movement which is a winner of Nobel Prize.

Ghanshyam D. Meena, MBA Student

I am in Love … with Micro-finance so for this portal too.

Tânia Sousa, The Microcredit Unit, The Portuguese Banking Firm

I think it is high time the NGOs adopt technology for better functioning. In today’s world, it is a must...and shg portal done it

Saumya Rao, Manager, TKS

Adoption of user-friendly software would help in better management of funds, making the entire process transparent. This, in turn, would provide them with easy access to funds from various financing agencies.Through your online MIS assistance our organization doing miracle kind of acts in shg sector.

P K Godania, Chairman, Action India

mansha is a good organization.and I hope this group are helpful young generation of rajesthan

praveen kaler, ex.persident in rajesthan university

This is the learning leads to innovative action against poverty reduction through participation of poor.

baijnath, young professional

We are working for hunger free world. If woman of a family stay hungry to feed her child. Due to SHG portal we will learn how to empower a mother so the child. God Bless You !

Steffie J. Pascal, Project Manager, Feed A Child


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